Research Matters

By Research Matters | Recent & latest research based news stories & highlights in science, engineering, technology & humanities in India.

Muscle fatigue? Artificial Intelligence to help detect it better

Sharbatanu ChatterjeeChennai Jul 18, (Research Matters):Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, have proposed methodologies that …

Artificial Intelligence

Spintronics: Using Electron Spin To Power Devices

Vimal SimhaMumbai Jul 18, (Research Matters):<i>IIT Bombay and TIFR researchers demonstrate a method to turn heat into usable spin current.</i>Much of …

Nanotech

Researchers decode how cholesterol helps bacteria punch holes in our cells

Paramananda BarmanBengaluru Jul 17, (Research Matters):Although smaller than a cell in our body, a bacterium is strong enough to make us crippled and …

Biology

Researchers design versatile and elastic ‘soft’ crystals

V S MaheswaranMeghalaya Jul 17, (Research Matters):The field of material science has become exciting in the recent past with scientists discovering …

Chemistry

Scientists study how the mutation of a gene in bacteria contributes to drug-resistant tuberculosis

Ameya KhandekarDelhi Jul 16, (Research Matters):A collaborative study by researchers from Punjab University, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) …

Mutations

Scientists unearth two new species of Fan-throated lizards from peninsular India

Sharada RamadassBengaluru Jul 16, (Research Matters):When we speak of biodiversity in peninsular India, all eyes and ears move towards the lush green …

Zoology

Bigger is Better—How genes help amoebal viruses grow big to con their hosts

Manohar G MMumbai Jul 12, (Research Matters):Being big, like an elephant or a rhinoceros, has a significant advantage—no predator would dare tackle …

Biology

Researchers propose an efficient way to treat patients during disasters using technology

Puneeth NBengaluru Jul 12, (Research Matters):When a disaster strikes, every moment that is saved could help save a few precious lives. Now, a recent …

Health Care

Researchers study Chikungunya proteins for a potential cure

Annie Megan SantamariaMandi Jul 12, (Research Matters):Chikungunya fever is a major public health issue that infects many during the monsoon season. …

Public Health

A new sensor to identify proteins responsible for neurodegenerative diseases

Amritha RangarajanMumbai Jul 11, (Research Matters):In a new study, researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, have designed a …

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Going Green by Reclaiming Green Sand

Nandita KaleBengaluru Jul 11, (Research Matters):<i>Researchers develop a highly effective solution for recovering green sand in small and medium</i> …

Particles

Cooling ions by pick-pocketing ultra-cold atoms

What do we mean when we say we wish to ‘cool’ something down? In day to day life, we simply mean, that its temperature be reduced or heat from the …

Quantum Physics

India’s Farmlands Vulnerable to Climate Change

Sagarika PhalkeMumbai Jul 9, (Research Matters):<i>The variability of monsoon rains due to climate change affects Marathwada and Vidarbha regions the</i> …

Climate Change

Climate Change Affects Ports in India

Aristo MendisMumbai Jul 6, (Research Matters):<i>Researchers from IIT Bombay use simulations to predict future shoreline changes in Paradip Port of</i> …

Climate Change

The changing climate could soon drive the Nilgiri Tahrs out of the mountains, finds study

Spoorthy RamanBengaluru Jul 5, (Research Matters):Climate change and global warming are poised to impact every aspect of our planet—the food that we …

Climate Change

Machine learning lends a hand to cancer prediction!

Mriganko RoyKharagpur Jul 4, (Research Matters):Researchers at IIT-Kharagpur have published a study on prediction of Esophageal cancer using data …

Machine Learning

Decoding the flashy colours and head bobs of the male agamas

Anushka KaleBengaluru Jul 4, (Research Matters):A walk in the rocky hills or on the city outskirts of Southern India is sure to reward you with a …

Andhra Pradesh

IISc scientist explores the path taken by cancer mutations

Jyotsana DixitBengaluru Jul 3, (Research Matters):Dr. Prathima Iengar, scientist from Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru has been studying the …

Cancer

Wise choice of battery now made easy

Deekshith Nevil PintoMumbai Jul 3, (Research Matters):<i>Researchers suggest a method for comparing battery systems as power backup in India.</i>Power …

Clean Energy

Crop burning, not firecrackers, choked Delhi after the 2016 Diwali, reveals study

Deekshith Nevil PintoBengaluru Jul 2, (Research Matters):Delhi’s tussle with its deteriorating air quality is no secret. One episode that grabbed …

Pollution

Scientists attempt to understand the distinguishing features of giant centipedes in Peninsular India

Vignesh KamathLondon, UK Jun 29, (Research Matters):In a new study to be published in the journal ‘Invertebrate Systematics’, researchers Dr. Jahnavi …

Zoology

Convention on Biological Diversity: A boon or bane, question global biodiversity scientists

Vignesh KamathBengaluru Jun 29, (Research Matters):In a recent article published in the `<i>Science</i>’ magazine, titled ‘<i>When the cure kills—CBD limits</i> …

Biodiversity

Drawing blood from veins may not hurt anymore

Spoorthy RamanMumbai Jun 28, (Research Matters):IIT Bombay student develops a device to locate veins before drawing blood.For many of us, the thought …

Medical Technology

Study shows an increase in surface water in peninsular India

Sharada RamadassBengaluru Jun 28, (Research Matters):The quaint hill town of Shimla, which once woke up to the charm of snowing winters and bustling …

Water

A new approach to classify urban coastal areas

Chinmayi T.S.Mumbai Jun 27, (Research Matters):<i>IIT Bombay study proposal to account for ecological sensitivity to help developmental and planning</i> …

Conservation

Forget the kitchen; your next meal may be cooking in a window powered by the Sun!

Spoorthy RamanMumbai Jun 26, (Research Matters):IIT Bombay student has won the Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) Award for …

Meet Hemidactylus paaragowli, a newly-discovered rock-dwelling gecko of the Western Ghats

Suma MBengaluru Jun 26, (Research Matters):The Western Ghats, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and a biodiversity hotspot, is home to nearly 225 species …

Zoology

Ultrafast Laser Camera to Capture Electron Movement

Arul Ganesh S SMumbai Jun 25, (Research Matters):<i>A study in IIT Bombay can help determine properties of substances at the molecular level.</i>Did you …

Nanotech

Li- Fi: The future of Internet?

Aparna 23 June, 2018 - 07:35 (Research Matters)Imagine streaming a movie through your tube light or accessing the Internet through a street lamp. …

Wi-Fi